by Iqbal Tareen
I am not 100% clear how it was created but we know it was not created within a moment’s notice. Unless a moment was equal to trillions of earth years.
I will pass on any temptation to issue a decisive judgment though. If it was so obvious to everyone who created the universe, we will not have this discussion at all. We will all be in a total agreement. We don’t find lots of people disagreeing on the fact that fire burns. It seems whatever the theories are postulated they can’t stand the test of time. Each new generation seems to be smarter than the previous one. Yesterday’s advanced philosophies are just a common sense today.
The battle between mind and matter will probably continue forever. Both schools of thought share a common premise “God/matter” neither can be created nor can it be destroyed. It only changes its format. Ask a
Sufi, he/she will tell you “God” can be found even in the dead leaves.
Those who believe in matter they can experimentally prove their theory that can be witnessed and testified by anyone. Whereas those who believe in supremacy of God/soul will equally assert that they can see and feel God and they talk to him/her.
Faith is equally hard to refute because it does not require any proof and does not rely on test of reason.
We all agree (I hope) that we even don’t know what should be the ultimate definition or confines of “Universe”. The scope and vastness of universe changes every day if not every moment. It is actually so mind boggling that we have not been able to scratch the surface of it.
Let us just agree that both theories are highly relevant to their respective subscriber.
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